The IFSC European Climbing Championship (Lead and Speed) wil take place from 29 June - 1 July 2017 at Campitello di Fassa in Italy's Val di Fassa. Over 150 athletes will compete, with favourites for the lead title including Romain Desgranges, Stefano Ghisolfi , Adam Ondra and Domen Škofic.
Interview with Czech climber Adam Ondra who at Flatanger in Norway is currently attempting a route he believes might merit a 9c grade, meaning it would be the hardest sport climb in the world.
Live streaming of the finals of the sixth stage of the Bouldering World Cup 2017, currently taking place in Navi Mumbai, India
German climber Alexander Megos has made fast ascents of three 9a+ sports climbs: Jungle Boogie at Ceuse in France, Companion of Change in Austria’s Zillertal and Clash of the Titans at Götterwandl.
The latest trad climbs at Monte Limbara on the North of Sardinia, first ascended by Maurizio Oviglia and Filippo Manca. Oviglia provides the report.
The series The Classics | Boulder introduces C'était demain, the famous first 8A boulder problem at Fontainebleau in France. Jakob Schubert and Anna Stöhr attempt to repeat the bloc first climbed in the cradle of bouldering by French climbing champion Jacky Godoffe back in 1984.
With Action Directe, Goldrake, Underground to name just three, the Italian climber Stefano Carnati has proven he can climb 9a. This video is dedicated not to these climbs, but to this mythical grade in sport climbing.
Mountaineering in Switzerland: Italian mountain guide Alberto De Giuli introduces the famous Wandfluegrat, also referred to as the Dent Blanche South Ridge (4357m), the classic alpine ridge high above Val d'Herens in Switzerland’s canton Valais.
Interview with paragliding champion Aaron Durogati who on 2 July will lift off from Salzburg in Austria and take part in his third Red Bull X-Alps, the 1100km race by paraglider or on foot across the Alps all the way to Monte Carlo.
American rock climber Chris Sharma has made the first ascent of a circa 30m high deep water solo climb on Pont d’Arc, Ardèche, France.
A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to finance a film documenting a team of five disabled friends as they make the never previously attempted journey from the lowest to the highest point in Australia. In September 2017 Paul Pritchard, Duncan Meerding, Conrad Wainsboroug, Walter van Praag and Daniel Kojta will travel more than 2000km from Kati Thanda (-15m) to Mount Kosciuszko (2228m).
A brief roundup of the latest sport climbing and bouldering sends carried out by Claudia Ghisolfi, Alex Puccio, Mina Leslie-Wujastyk, Katrin Gründler and Julia Chanourdie.
The video clip filmed by Luis Manzaneda with his drone of El Capitan, Half Dome and the Yosemite Valley, USA.
We have kindly received permission by both Outside Magazine and Tommy Caldwell to republish Caldwell's article about Alex Honnold and his incredible first free solo of El Capitan (Yosemite Valley, USA) via the climb Freerider.
The video of British climber James Pearson and his first ascent of Le Voyage, a trad climb at Annot that checks is as one of the hardest single pitch pure trad routes in France.
On 27 May 2017 Sasha DiGiulian and Jon Cardwell made the first free ascent of Misty Wall up the west Face of Sentinel in Yosemite, USA.
The film First Ascent is now available on demand, documenting Austria’s Hansjörg Auer and Matthias Auer and Switzerland’s Simon Anthamatten climbing the hitherto virgin Kunyang Chhish East in Karakoram (Pakistan) in July 2013.
Sport climbing: the report by Mauro Dell'Antonia who last May at Lumignano (Italy) made the first ascent of ‘Rivoluzione’ . The 51-year-old Venetian climber has suggested 9a and, should this be confirmed, then this would make the climb the hardest at this historical crag.
18-year-old Marco Cordin's retraces his recent repeat, together with the 16-year-old Pietro Garzon, of Tempi Moderni up the South Face of Marmolada. First climbed in 1982 by Heinz Mariacher and Luisa Iovane, this is one of the most famous rock climbs in the Dolomites.
Urban climbing in Belgium: Sébastien Berthe, Florian Delcoigne, Pierre Mertens, Pablo Recourt and Loic Debry attempt 'The Ticket Crack' at Groenendael railway station close to Brussels.